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jobs that should not have one. >> reporter: the faa didn't mince words, blaming most of the backlog on "federal budget cuts." the agency says it was forced to furlough air traffic controllers one day every other week. it saves the agency $640 million. the faa says it could cost travelers 90-minute delays on 6,700 flights every day. and early numbers show delays at baltimore, washington, and laguardia spiking four-fold today over last monday. but part of that could be weather-related. but at other airports like philadelphia, not much change. to see for ourselves, we boarded a flight in miami for orlando. so here's the confusing thing. the flights to washington, d.c. all seem to be delayed from miami. but the flight tracker here on the faa website has no delays. >> so 10% fewer air traffic controllers still have the same number of planes in the air at the same time. about 5,000 of them. transportation secretary ray lahood called it a calamity. >> safety will never be compromised. safety is not involved in the decision that we made about who to furlough and when to do it. >> reporter:
for more flight delays triggered by the sequester. some of the busiest airports fell behind schedule. faa furloughs went into effect leaving fewer air traffic controllers on the job and we have more from abc's matt gutman. >> reporter: the delays piled up in charlotte. waits up to 75 minutes at baltimore washington and at all three new york airports. >> when you have cuts like this, it's not good. it's one of the very few jobs, i think, that should not have one. >> reporter: the faa didn't mince words, blaming most of the backlog on federal budget cuts. the agency said, the crunch forced it to furlough its air traffic controllers one day every other week. it saves the agency nearly $640 million, but the faa says it could cost travelers 90-minute delays on 6,700 flights every day. and the early numbers show delays at baltimore washington anew york's laguardia, spiking fourfold over last monday. part of that could be weather related. but at other airports like philadelphia, not much change. to see for ourselves, we boarded a flight in miami for orlando. here's the confusing thing. the fligh
and all faa workers are losing one workday every other week. >>> all right, spring flooding turned much of the midwest into a muddy mess. record rainfall to blame for high water. for example, nearly 10 inches has fall in this month in grand rapids, michigan. swollen rivers can't take much more. forecasters say more rain is expected tomorrow. >> here's a look at your weather -- expect thunderstorms around southern kansas, oklahoma. by the evening commute, you could see snow around minneapolis and parts of the upper midwest. >> unseasonably cool along the east coast, new england to georgia with temperatures staying in the 50s. but check out the west. dry and warm. hitting the 90s in some spots. >>> to a shining example of someone who really l job. >> a powerful earthquake rocked china over the weekend brought everything to a stand still including a wedding in progress. the bride you just saw there happens to be an anchorwoman. she got right to work. still wearing her wedding gown and her veil. check her out. >> that is hilarious. she abandoned her big day and started reporting on the quak
. the faa says flights can resume after federal authorities approved a fix for the problem batteries on that plane. the planes could be flying again within a week. dan and bianna, back to you. >> thank you so much. time now for the weather. guess what? we gave ginger the weekend off. >> unacceptable. >> i didn't think that was allowed. we welcome our friend, erika martine. filling in from our affiliate in new haven, connecticut. good morning, erika. >> good morning. we're going to start with the national forecast. flooding concerns across the upper midwest, including indiana, illinois, and michigan. we do have some video shot here. just how severe the situation is. over 1,000 people have been evacuated. that's not the end of it. we have concerns with frost advisories and watches in the south. temperatures dipping below average here. 37 in nashville, 32 in indianapolis. and st. louis, 34 degrees. however, if you do want warmer temperatures, you're going to have to travel to palm springs, 93. looking good. sacramento, 84. >> back to you, bianna and dan. >> erika, thank you for that. we
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